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Raabta Raabta is a 2017 romance by Dinesh Vijan.
Starring Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh. BBFC link
Cut by the BBFC for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
12A 147:13s  

UK: Passed 12A for infrequent strong language, moderate bloody violence, sex references after 14s of BBFC category cuts for:

  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of strong bloody violence and reduce number of uses of strong language in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.
Raajakumara Raajakumara is a 2017 action drama by Santhosh Ananddram.
Starring Nandeesha Boregowda, Priya Anand and Avinash. BBFC link
BBFC category cut were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release.
BBFC cut
category cuts
12A 148:24s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after 17s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove moments of stronger violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.
Raees Raees is a 2017 India action crime thriller by Rahul Dholakia.
Starring Sunny Leone, Shah Rukh Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated 2017 cinema release. The film was banned in Pakistan.

Summary Notes

The film is set in the early 80's and 90's in Gujarat. The fictitious story of a man who builds an empire in the state of Gujarat, the only state that still follows prohibition. It's a story about his rise and his relationships, which help him become the single most powerful man in the state.

BBFC cut
advised category cuts
12A 143:26s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, occasional bloody images after BBFC advised pre-cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • This film was seen for advice prior to its submission for formal classification. The company was advised that the film was likely to be passed 15 uncut but that their preferred 12A classification could be achieved by reducing a number of scenes of strong bloody violence. When the film was submitted for formal classification most of the scenes highlighted at the advice stage had been acceptably reduced. However, one scene had not been acceptably reduced and further cuts were therefore required in that scene. An uncut 15 was available.

The BBFC commented it its annual report covering 2017:

The original version contained moments of strong bloody violence including a stabbing and several slow-motion spurts of blood resulting from shootings. The BBFC advised the distributor that the film as it stood would be classified 15. The distributor chose to re-edit the film in order to achieve a 12A classification.

Pakistan flag
  Pakistan: Banned in February 2017
The film was banned in Pakistan due to its objectionable content. A source from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) said:

Owing to subtle portrayal of Muslims as violent criminals and terrorists, the recommendations forwarded by the CBFC panel deemed the film is unsuitable for public screening

Rabbit Fever

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Rabbit Fever is a 2006 UK comedy by Ian Denyer.
With Lisa Barbuscia, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Tara Summers. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Uncut by the BBFC at 18. The distributors wanted a 15 but the request was denied

Summary Notes

The Rabbit is the world's belling-selling vibrator. In the past year alone, millions have been sold all over the globe. Now experts are warning the Rabbit is becoming the new addiction; women who start using often find they simply cannot stop. RABBIT FEVER is the first film to follow the trials and tribulations of a group of Rabbit Addicts as they attempt to kick their Rabbit habit.

BBFC uncut 18 82:10s UK: Passed 18 uncut for frequent strong sex references for:

There's no sign of the video release in the BBFC database.

Uncut but as the film contains no violence, no nudity and little sex beyond that implied by the title and references to sex toys, then the distributors felt that 18 was unnecessarily restrictive. They asked the BBFC to reconsider but the BBFC declined with the following statement:

This determination was formally reconsidered by the BBFC at the request of the submitting company. The BBFC carefully considered the arguments put forward by the submitting company and looked again at the relevant submitted material, but concluded that its original determination was appropriate. The BBFC did, however, amend the consumer advice.
Rabid Dogs

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  • Kidnapped
  • L'uomo e il bambino
Rabid Dogs is a 1974 Italy crime thriller by Mario Bava and Lamberto Bava.
With Lea Lander, George Eastman and Riccardo Cucciolla. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Not cut by censors. The original version is titled Rabid Dogs. An unsuccessful rework is titled Kidnapped

From IMDb

Originally shot in 1974 under the title L'uomo e il bambino (Rabid Dogs) , this film was shelved when one of the film financial backers died. The film sat on a shelf for almost 25 years until actress Lea Lander rescued it from oblivion. A new short prologue was shot, according to Bava's original script, and editing and scoring were completed using existing available materials. In 2002 producer Alfredo Leone and director Lamberto Bava (Mario's son), allegedly dissatisfied with the DVD edit, produced a new restored version of the film called Kidnapped . Lamberto Bava and his son Roy shot additional footage and original composer Stelvio Cipriani created a new complete musical score. This new version was not well received.

Rabid Dogs
18 91:53s  UK: Rabid Dogs was passed 18 uncut for scenes of strong sexual threat, humiliation, violence:
  • 2014 Arrow Video [Rabid Dogs + Kidnapped versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
  18 91:31s


UK: Kidnapped was passed 18 uncut for scenes of strong sexual threat, humiliation, violence for:
  • 2014 Arrow Video [Rabid Dogs + Kidnapped versions] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon
Rabid Grannies

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  • Les mémés cannibales


Rabid Grannies (Les mémés cannibales) is a 1988 Belgium / France / Netherlands comedy horror by Emmanuel Kervyn.
Starring Catherine Aymerie, Caroline Braeckman and Richard Cotica. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut by film censors but violence was cut by Kervyn for his Director's Cut. The cut scenes were restored for the Producer's Cut. There also exists a shortened version of the Producer's Cut.

Summary Notes

When given a demonic present by their black sheep nephew two kindly old grannies are transformed into demons who proceed to gorily knock-off their greedy relatives.

Director's Cut


UK: The Director's Cut was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • UK Allied Troma VHS
  • 1990 Virgin VHS

US: The Director's Cut is MPAA R rated for:

From IMDb. This is the director Emmanuel Kervyn's preferred cut. Some gorier scenes were shot at the time of production, but in the end, Kervyn chose not to include them in the film itself. Troma did include them as a bonus feature.

Producer's Cut
US: The Producer's Cut is MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Troma Entertainment [Director's Cut + Producer's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray/ R1 DVD Combo at US Amazon
Germany flag 84:35s Germany: The German producers have since reinserted, against the director's wishes, said scenes in sales to other countries. See pictorial cuts details from However this German release is missing 3 plot scenes.
BBFC uncut 18 96:18s
UK: A long version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1992 cinema release
Race 3

Race 3 is a 2018 India action thriller by Remo D'Souza (as Remo).
Starring Anil Kapoor, Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez. BBFC link IMDb
BBFC category cuts were required for a 12A rated cinema release in 2018. The cuts made the Indian news as the local release had a U/A rating, equivalent to a 12, without cut. The press seized on this rare example of Indian censor leniency and claiming that the Indian censors are too soft.

Summary Notes

Revolves around a family that deals in borderline crime; ruthless and vindictive to the core.

  India: Passed U/A (12A) uncut for cinema release

The UK cuts have generated interest in India with the perspective that it shows that Indian censors are not strict enough. Free Press Journal reports:

A source from the Indian censor board finds the discrepancy between the Indian and British censor's perception to be disconcerting. Are we to presume that the Indian censor board is more liberal than its British counterpart?

To be honest we did have reservations about certain shots being suitable for a 'UA' certification. But there is a standing instruction from above (meaning the I &B ministry) that nothing should be cut from any film unless absolutely necessary.

We are looking at an era of unstoppable liberalism in the censor board. This is to countermand the sanskari era of Pahlaj Nihalani .

BBFC cut
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12A 158:30s
UK: 2D and 3D versions were passed 12A for moderate violence, sex references after 1:20s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2018 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • The company has chosen to remove scenes of strong violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

Thanks to Joseph who commented:

Having seen both the 12A version of Race 3 and later the uncut bits online. I can definitely agree with the BBFC's decision to request cuts for a 12A; the cuts mainly occur to a shootout near the start of the film were large blood spurts are shown from shotgun blasts and to some other violence later in the film.

Race with the Devil

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Race with the Devil is a 1975 USA action thriller by Jack Starrett.
With Peter Fonda, Warren Oates, Loretta Swit. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for animal cruelty
15 cert

AA certificate




UK : Passed 15 uncut for:
  • 1987 CBS/Fox VHS

UK : Passed AA (14) uncut for:

  • 1975 cinema release

US: Uncut and MPAA PG rated for:

BBFC cut
15 cert 84:15s UK: Passed 15 for moderate nudity and violence after 25s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2007 20th Century Fox R2 DVD

The BBFC commented:

  • Cuts required to scenes of animal cruelty (in this case, a snake being struck with a pole).
Radiance of Resistance Radiance of Resistance is a 2016 Palestine/US documentary by Jesse Roberts

See Banned International: Radiance of Resistance



Rafiki is a 2018 Kenya / South Africa drama by Wanuri Kahiu.

See Banned International: Rafiki

Rag Doll

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BBFC uncut 12 cert 63:06s Rag Doll is a 1961 UK crime drama by Lance Comfort.
With Jess Conrad, Hermione Baddeley and Kenneth Griffith. IMDb

UK: An unknown version was passed 12 without BBFC cuts for:

A Cert submitted 66:07s
UK: Passed A (PG) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1961 cinema release
Rage: Ring of Fire II

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  • Ring of Fire II: Blood and Steel
  • Ring of Fire 2: Blood and Steel

Ring Fire 2 Blood Steel

1:13s 18 91:31s 1993 US martial arts film by Richard W. Munchkin

The BBFC cut 1:13s for an 18 rating for the 1993 Imperial video and 2001 Prism DVD.

See pictorial cuts details from :

  • Cuts to nunchaka wielding bad guy in a warehouse
  • Cuts to another nunchuka wielding bad who gets dispatched with a broken neck
  • Cuts to a 3rd nunchuka armed fiighter
  • 2 earclaps have been deleted
  • Another neck break has been deleted

The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Solid action entertainment

Wow! Ring of Fire 2 takes an entirely different route than the original. The first instalment was a Romeo and Juliet type of romance set against a backdrop of a cross-culture martial arts fued. Don The Dragon Wilson was the romantic lead and left most of the fight scenes to his capable co-stars.

The sequel, on the other hand, is a non-stop action film. Don, reprising his role of Johnny, and his buddies go underground (literally!) in search of the gang leader who kidnapped his fiance (Maria Ford, reprising her role- but with a different hair color!).

The plot is totally contrived, but this is just such a likable knucklehead of a movie that it's hard not to like it. Don the Dragon gets plenty of fight scenes this time around. Wise move. Ring of Fire 2 is solid action entertainment. Just remember to leave your I.Q. at the door and you'll love it.

Rage of Honor

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  • Way of the Ninja

Rage of Honor is a 1987 Argentina / USA action drama by Gordon Hessler.
Starring Shô Kosugi, Lewis Van Bergen and Robin Evans. Youtube link BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for an 18 rated 1987 VHS. The BBFC cuts were waived for uncut 15 rated 2015 DVD and Blu-ray. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Notes .

A Japanese cop, Shiro, and his partner Ray are after a bunch of drug dealers. But they are betrayed by an insider and Ray is killed. Shiro follows the murderer, a sadistic drug lord, up to Singapore.



91:40s =88:00s UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong violence with previous BBFC cuts waived for:

US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:

BBFC cut
compulsory cuts
18 87:17s

UK: Passed 18 after 25s of BBFC compulsory cuts for:
  • 1987 Video Programme Dists VHS

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  • The Dungeonmaster

Ragewar (aka The Dungeonmaster) is a 1984 USA Sci-Fi fantasy by David Allen, Charles Band...
With Jeffrey Byron, Richard Moll and Leslie Wing. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for a 15 rating. The US PG-13 rated Theatrical Version is cut but there also exists an uncut Unrated Version.

Summary notes

A demonic wizard challenges a modern-day computer programmer to a battle of technology vs. sorcery, with the programmer's girlfriend as the prize.

For those who enjoyed the 80's Sword & Sorcery films, this splendid little number provides a nice twist on the formula.

  US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
  • 2015 Shout! Factory [Dungeonmaster + Eliminators] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon

This version includes an additional scene with some nudity, maybe the dream sequence mentioned below

mpaa cut
MPAA PG-13 ~77:00s
US: The Theatrical Version is cut and MPAA PG-13 rated

However IMDb notes:

The 1984 U.K. EIV video release entitled Ragewar includes a pre-credit dream sequence not included in the 1985 U.S. Lightning Video Dungeonmaster release.
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15 cert 73:14s UK: Passed 15 after 56s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 1986 Entertainment in Video Video
  • 1984 cinema release

IMDB Notes:

The 1984 U.K. EIV release entitled Ragewar cuts out much of Mestema's cat torturing speech, as featured in the U.S. Dungeonmaster release.
Raging Fury

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  • Hell High

See trailer from

Uncut at:
R2 DVD at UK Amazon
Italy flag ~81:00s 1989 US crime horror by Douglas Grossman.
With Maureen Mooney, Christopher Stryker and Christopher Cousins. IMDb

Italy: Uncut for:

Summary Review:  Inventive kill sequences

A teacher still haunted by the death of two teens that she accidentally caused as a young girl goes beserk when four teens start harassing her and then attack her in her home.

The film is a departure from your run-of-the-mill 80s slasher flick but essentially follows the conventions of the genre with a few novel twists. It's a low budget offering with some inventive kill sequences but the acting and directing are somewhat uneven.



R Rated
= 80:20s
US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:
  • 2004 Shriek Show R1 DVD

From article from . Due to a mastering error on initial pressings, 4 minutes of footage is missing at around the 58m mark. Later corrected but there is now external way of telling whether it is complete or not.

18 77:34s UK: Passed 18 after 1:36s of BBFC cust for:
  • 1987 Polygram VHS
The Raid

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  • The Raid: Redemption
  • Serbuan maut

The Raid is a 2011 Indonesia/US crime thriller by Gareth Evans.
With Iko Uwais, Ananda George and Ray Sahetapy. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The Theatrical/International Version was cut for an R rating. The Indonesian/Original Version is uncut.


UK: The Original Version/Uncut Indonesian Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent strong bloody violence and gore for:

US: The Original Version/Uncut Indonesian Version is uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut



96:46s UK: The Theatrical Version/International Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for frequent strong bloody violence and gore for:
  • 2012 Technicolor/Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2012 cinema release

See pictorial cuts details from . It is a little puzzling as to why the MPAA picked out these two brief moments as being too much since headshots and knife use are all over the place in the rest of the movie:

  • A close up of a gangster being shot in the head was deleted
  • A gangster being lingeringly stabbed in the neck has been deleted
The Raid 2: Berandal  

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  • The Raid 2
The Raid 2 is a 2014 Indonesia action crime thriller by Gareth Evans.
With Iko Uwais, Julie Estelle and Yayan Ruhian. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut for a US R rated release. Uncut in Europe. Banned in Malaysia

Summary Notes

Only a short time after the first raid, Rama goes undercover with the thugs of Jakarta and plans to bring down the syndicate and uncover the corruption within his police force

18 143:56s UK: Passed 18 uncut for strong bloody violence, gore for: r:

European releases are uncut and MPAA cuts are specific to the US.

mpaa cut
R rated
US: Rated R For sequences of strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language for:
  • 2014 Sony RA Blu-ray
  • 2014 Sony R1 DVD
  • 2014 cinema release

A month earlier the film was rated R For strong bloody violence throughout, sexuality and language.

See  pictorial cuts details from . 5s of cuts were made to 9 scenes with bullets, throat stabbings and hammer wounds being removed.

Director Gareth Evans reported on MPAA cuts via Twitter:

For folks in the US, The Raid 2 has just been rated R. And in all honesty the few cuts we made are so minimal. We are literally talking frames - and not too many of them. I'm fucking happy.

See  article from :

Hypable : After seeing this finished version of the film and the previous unrated cut at Sundance, I barely noticed any changes. How were you able to get through the MPAA ratings board with so few changes?

Gareth Evans: We were very lucky because the changes were minimal. We did make some changes but they're so subtle like cutting a couple of frames here and there. Also, there were some issues with Hammer Girl where she impacts to the flesh. Impacts to the flesh are okay but impacts to the flesh and dragging the body are not. I trimmed here and there and thankfully you didn't notice, which is great for me.

Malaysia flag banned
  Malaysia : Banned for violence

See Banned International: The Raid 2

Raid on Entebbe

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PG cert 139:14s Raid on Entebbe is a 1976 US TV action movie by Irvin Kershner.
With Peter Finch, Charles Bronson and Martin Balsam. IMDb

UK: The TV Version was passed PG uncut for:

BBFC uncut PG cert 117:58s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed A/PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1987 VCI VHS
  • 1978 cinema release
Raiders of Atlantis The Atlantis Interceptors is a 1983 Italy / Philippines action Sci-Fi film by Ruggero Deodato

See The Atlantis Interceptors

Rain of Fire 2000 Italy/UK horror by Alberto De Martino

See Holocaust 2000

Raising Cain

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  • Demente
Raising Cain is a 1992 USA crime thriller by Brian De Palma.
Starring John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich and Steven Bauer. BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical Version and a re-ordered Director's Cut.

Summary Notes

Jenny Nix, wife of eminent child psychologist Carter Nix, becomes increasingly concerned about her husband's seemingly obsessive concern over the upbringing of their daughter. Her own adulterous affair with an old flame, however, causes her to neglect her motherly duties until a spate of local kidnapings forces her to accept the possibility that he may be trying to recreate the twisted mind-control experiments of his discreditied psychologist father.

BBFC uncut
Director's Cut


91:55s =88:14s UK: The Director's Cut was passed 15 uncut for strong language, bloody images for:
  • 2016 Arrow Video [Theatrical Version + Director's Cut] RB Blu-ray/R2 DVD Combo at UK Amazon

US: The Director's Cut is presumably MPAA Unrated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016

See review from :

The Director's Cut which is actually a re cut assembled by fan Peet Gelderblom, who in 2012 discovered that the movie was re-sequenced by De Palma in post-production, which dramatically changed the structure of the movie. After obtaining the original script Gelderblom set about re-sequencing it to reflect De Palma's original vision for the movie. The end result is a more fluid version of the movie which while unfortunately not incorporating any additional footage does flow much differently, the flashbacks, the dream sequences and storylines marry together much better, this is a superior version of the film, though it is not the miracle cure.

Director Brian De Palma was not involved in the creation of the Director's Cut but has watched it and approved it.

See  pictorial version details from :

The main difference between the Theatrical Version and the Director's Cut is the new order of the scenes. The Director's Cut begins with Jenny and Jack who bump into each and start having an affair. This is more captivating than the Theatrical Version where Carter's story is the center of attention.

The Director's Cut is longer dues to transitions between scenes rather than new material.

All in all, the Director's Cut is the better version.

BBFC uncut
Theatrical Version



UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong language for:
  • 2018 Arrow Video RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2002 Universal Pictures (UK) video
  • 1993 CIC VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R rated for:

  • 2016 Shout! Factory [Theatrical + Director's Cut] (RA) Blu-ray at US Amazon released on 13th September 2016
Ramaiya Vastavaiya Ramaiya Vastavaiya is a 2013 India family comedy romance by Prabhu Deva.
With Girish Taurani, Shruti K Haasan and Randhir Kapoor. IMDb

Passed 15 uncut for cinema but then rapidly edited for a 12A

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12A 146:51s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence after BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2013 cinema release

The BBFC commented:

Distributor chose to remove a sequence of bloody violence in order to achieve a 12A classification. An uncut 15 classification was available.

BBFC uncut 15 cert 146:51s UK: Passed 15 uncut for brief strong violence for:
  • 2013 cinema release (unreleased)

The BBFC originally rated the film as 15 uncut but the distributors preferred a cut 12A release.

Rambling Rose

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34s 15 cert 106:44s 1991 US film by Martha Coolidge.

Same version for cinema and video

The seduction of Laura Dern by the 15 year old Lukas Haas took a hacking.

Rambo: First Blood First Blood is a 1982 USA action adventure thriller by Ted Kotcheff.

Never cut in the US or UK

Rambo: First Blood Part 2 Rambo: First Blood Part II is a 1985 USA action war film by George P Cosmatos.

Never cut in the US or UK

Rambo III

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Rambo III is a 1988 US action film by Peter MacDonald.
With Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna and Marc de Jonge. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
The film was caught up in a spree killing at Hungerford in the UK. The Cinema release was cut by the the BBFC and the film was further cut for home video. The cuts were waived in 2000 save for a horse fall. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Cutting Edge

1st March 2018
Cutting Edge Episode 50
Rambo III
Gavin Salkeld investigates h
ow Hungerford changed the BBFC



No Cert


UK: The Uncut Version is reported to have been released with no sign of waived BBFC cuts for
  • 2008 Optimum RB Blu-ray at UK Amazon
  • 2008 Optimum R2 DVD [unconfirmed uncut]

US: Uncut and MPAA R Rated for:

BBFC cut
18 97:15s US: Passed 18 after 2s or BBFC cuts but with cuts for violence waived for:
  • 2002 Momentum R2 DVD
  • 2001 4 Front VHS
  • 2001 Universal VHS
  • 2000 Universal VHS

The BBFC cuts were:

  • A horse fall was excised
BBFC cut
18 94:11s US: Passed 18 after 3:03s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1989 Guild VHS

Extensive BBFC cuts:

  • Opening stick fight is heavily cut and should last about twice as long, removing most of the hits with the thai sticks as well as punches. Also kicks by Rambo's opponent (Harold Diamond) including a roundhouse kick, front kick and kick to the back of the leg are deleted. There are mossing slow-motion shots of the audience and of Rambo once his opponent is on the ground, indicating that he could be unstable.
  • The mission with Colonel Trautman (Richard Creena) comes under fire from a gunship. We don't see 3 victoms of numerous bullets.
  • When Trautman is being interrogated by Zaysen (Marc de Jonge) while strung up, physical hits to his face and chest are deleted.
  • When a kid pesters Rambo and asks to see his knife we don't see the kid twirl it around for a few seconds.
  • The scene where the  gunships arrive after the horse game is heavily cut. Numerous people should be seen getting graphically shot including Yorick, the Russian defector, who after taking a child to safety open fires on a gunship.
  • During Rambo's first attempt to break Colonel Trautman out, the man seen being dragged out of the cell should then be tortured by electrocution. He is later strung up which we see, what we don't see is him being executed by a bullet.
  • Close up of small knife that Rambo throws in soldiers neck.
  • Close ups of various soldiers being shot by Rambo.
  • After failing to break him out Rambo escapes and meets up with rebels outside, one of whom should get shot three times while sitting on his horse.
  • When Rambo breaks Trautman out, the first scene their together Rambo hits a guard with a piece of wood a few more times and Trautman breaks another guards neck.
  • While escaping in the gunship with other prisoners, one of the escapees uses the gun on the helicopter to despatch 3 guards which we don't see.
  • The tower that Rambo blows up with a missile, at first actually shoots the two soldiers occupying it, with their blood spraying onto the camera lens behind them.
  • In the cave when Trautman shoots the solider that Rambo was unaware of there should be slightly more detail when he gets hit by the bullets.
  • During Rambo's fight with the big Russian outside the caves, a hit to Rambo's face and ribs are gone as well as a head butt being deleted.
  • During the final stand when the rebels arrive to confront the Russian Army, a few more soldiers are seen getting shot in detail including Zaysen and his co-pilot.
  • Cut to remove tripwire cruelty to horses during the filming.
BBFC cut
18 100:28s
US: Passed 18 after 1:05s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 1988 cinema release

See article from :

When Rambo III was submitted to the board in the late 80s two previous Rambo films had each received the 15 certificate. But between parts two and three, the Hungerford massacre - when Michael Ryan killed 16 people with an assortment of guns - had made firearms and violence front-page news in Britain. The attitude of BBFC showed the way it responds to public opinion.

As a result of events in Hungerford, as one examiner wrote: This silly, rather enjoyable movie is likely to be a political red-hot potato. The problem was that Rambo III seemed to be almost non-stop gunfire. It's not so much what is shown, but how much and how relentlessly.

The examiners fell into an intense debate over whether to grant the film the same 15 certificate as its predecessors (albeit with cuts), or the more adult 18 reflecting the heightened sensitivities around gun use.

Public disquiet is at a height. It is naive to believe that we can always act without regard to political realities. Indeed I would go further and argue that it's irresponsible. The film was released with an 18 certificate after cuts.


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  • John Rambo
  • Rambo 4
  • Rambo 4: John Rambo
Rambo is a 2008 USA/Germany action war thriller by Sylvester Stallone.
With Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz and Matthew Marsden. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Exists as a Theatrical version and an Extended Version. Neither suffered censor cuts. Banned in Burma.

Summary Notes

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

MPAA R 99:16s
US: The Extended Version is uncut and R Rated for:

From IMDb:

The 2010 Extended Edition adds nine minutes of footage, re-orders and re-edits scenes, and changed the film's title to John Rambo . It is said to be director/star Sylvester Stallone's director's cut. This new version focuses more on the psychology of the character, adding numerous character beats.

See also pictorial version details from

18 87:09s UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2008 Sony Online
  • 2008 Sony RB Blu-ray
  • 2008 Sony R2 DVD
  • 2008 cinema release
Burma flag 2010   Burma: Banned for depicting Burmese soldiers as violent and sadistic. Vendors were threatened with seven years in prison for selling pirate copies. It didn't stop them though.
Rampage Rampage is a 2009 Canada/Germany action crime horror by Uwe Boll.
With Brendan Fletcher, Shaun Sipos and Michael Paré.

The film came to the attention of the censorial South Australian Attorney General in 2013 who demanded a review of the MA15+ (15) rating. Presumably this was for being too lenient, the film was rated 18 in the UK. The Review Board was not moved though and the film retained its original rating.

Rana Plaza Rana Plaza is a 2015 Bangladesh docu-drama by Nazrul Islam Khan

See Banned International: Rana Plaza

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Painkillers

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2s 12 cert 49:22s 2000 UK TV series

Cut by 2s in 2002 with the BBFC comment: Distributor chose to cut dangerous imitable technique in order to gain a '12'. A '15' uncut was available to the distributor.

Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased): Paranoia

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1s 12 cert 49:22s 2000 UK TV series by Charlie Higson

Cut by 1s in 2001 with the BBFC comment: Distributor chose to cut dangerous imitable technique in order to gain a '12'. A '15' uncut was available to the distributor.

Rang De Basanti
  • Paint it Yellow
  • Colour of Sacrifice
BBFC 15 cert 141:01s 2006 Indian drama by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra

A Re-editted version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:

  • 2007 U TV DVD
  • 2007 cinema release
BBFC 15 cert 160:09s Passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 U TV DVD


12A cert 160:32s
A pre-cut version was passed 12A without further BBFC cuts for:
  • 2006 cinema release

The 2006 BBFC Annual Report states:

The first team of examiners believed that a '15' would be required to cover the violence and theme. This decision was appealed by the distributors who felt that the film's theme was essentially a patriotic one, intended to educate and entertain young people.

The film was viewed again by a second team that included the Director and Head of Policy who agreed that the contextual and moral tone allowed for a generous interpretation of the Guidelines but that a '12A' could be offered only if cuts were made to the final shoot-out that provided more emphasis on violence and bloody impacts than is usual at that category. The film was subsequently cut for '12A',


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PG cert


107:08s 2011 US cartoon adventure by Gore Verbinski.
With  Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher and Timothy Olyphant. IMDb

The Director's Cut/Extended Version was passed PG uncut for:

The US release featuring the Extended Version is MPAA PG rated for:

See pictorial version details from . The Extended Version is 4:42s longer with material that makes the film more appealing to adults.

BBFC uncut PG cert


102:48s The Theatrical Version was passed PG without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2011 Paramount R0 Blu-ray
  • 2011 Paramount R2 DVD
  • 2011 cinema release
Rangoon Rangoon is a 2016 war romance by Vishal Bharadwaj.
Starring Kangana Ranaut, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. BBFC link
BBFC category cuts were required for a 2017 12A rated cinema release
BBFC cut
category cuts
12A 148:26s UK: Passed 12A for moderate violence, drug references, infrequent strong language after 1:52s of BBFC category cuts for:
  • 2017 cinema release
The BBFC commented:
  • Company chose to remove shots of drug misuse and strong bloody violence in order to obtain a 12A classification. An uncut 15 was available.

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Ransom is a 1996 US crime thriller by Ron Howard.
With Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise and Rene Russo. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Passed 15 uncut for 1996 cinema release but was upgraded to 18 for VHS. The rating was dropped back down to 15 for 2012 VoD.
15 cert


15 cert




UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for strong violence and language for:
  • 2012 VoD

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 18 uncut  for:

  • 2002 Buena Vista/Walt Disney R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1998 Buena Vista VHS
  • 1997 Buena Vista VHS
The BBFC commented on a Twitter Q&A session in 2015:

When submitted on video in 1997 the BBFC requested a cut to a neck chop. This dangerous combat technique was considered potentially more imitable on video, where it could be replayed.

The company declined to make the cut and preferred to take an 18 uncut.

UK: The Theatrical Version was passed 15 uncut for:

  • 1996 cinema release

US: The Theatrical Version is MPAA R Rated for:

Director's Cut
Japan flag   Japan: There is also a rare Director's Cut released on laserdisc in Japan featuring an extended plot rather than anything contentious. See pictorial version details from . Some of the extra scenes appear as DVD extras of the US Special Edition DVD
Rape of the Vampire

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  • Le Viol du Vampire
  • Vampire Woman
  • Vampire Women
  • The Rape of the Vampire
  • La Reine des vampires

Rape of the Vampire is a 1967 French horror by Jean Rollin
With Solange Pradel, Bernard Letrou and Ariane Sapriel.
YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb
Cut by the BBFC for VHS and DVD. Uncut and MPAA Unrated in the US.

Summary Review: Gothic Imagery

After a psychoanalyst unsuccessfully tries to convince four sisters that they are not 200 year old vampires, the Queen of the Vampires promulgates the cause of the Undead.

Jean Rollin, blends with audacity and talent romantic tradition and Gothic imaginary with avant-garde contents and visual experimentation.

This is Rollin's first film and starts straight away dividing viewers between those that love, and those that hate.

~91:00s US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:
BBFC cut
18 89:55s


UK: Passed 18 after 41s of BBFC cuts for:
  • 2018 Black House Films RB Blu-ray
  • 2014 Salvation R2 DVD
  • 1994 Redemption VHS
Rape Squad       1974 US crime drama by Bob Kelljan.

See Act of Vengeance

Raped by an Angel       1993 Hong Kong video by Lau Chang-Wei

See Naked Killer 2

Rapid Fire

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Rapid Fire is a 1992 USA action crime thriller by Dwight H Little.
Starring Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe and Nick Mancuso. BBFC link IMDb
All UK releases have been cut by the BBFC with an 18 rating. Uncut and MPAA R rated in the US.

Summary Review:  Highly recommended

When student Jake Lo witnesses a killing, he finds himself caught between two feuding drug lords. Betrayed and set up by the federal agents protecting him, the only one he can trust is Ryan, a single-minded Chicago cop who reminds Jake of his deceased father. To clear his name, Jake agrees to help Ryan bring down the drug lords.

No matter how many times I watch this movie, it never seems to get old. Combining elements of American action shoot 'em ups with the chop-socky combat of the Hong Kong martial arts genre, Rapid Fire seems bent on squeezing as many action sequences as possible into its brisk 90-minute running time.

However, in between fight scenes, the writers and director actually take time for little things like plot and character development, which are too often lacking in martial arts flicks (can you say Steven Seagal)? The main characters, Brandon Lee's reluctant crime fighter and Powers Boothe's grizzled cop, actually have some beliefs and internal conflicts that motivate their actions. And on top of that, there are some actors in this movie who can actually act!

Highly recommended for those who want a little brains to go with their action.

BBFC uncut
MPAA R ~95:00s
US: Uncut and MPAA R rated for:
BBFC cut
compulsory BBFC cuts
18 91:10s

UK: Passed 18 after 5s of compulsory BBFC cuts:
  • 2001 Twentieth Century Fox video
  • 1993 Fox VHS
  • 1992 cinema release

The 1992 cinema release, Fox videos of 1993 and the 2001 20th Century Fox DVD were all similarly cut

  • brief Nunchaku usage has been removed in attack on Lee in a steaming room,

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  • Jastery
Raptor is a 2001 USA action Sci-Fi horror by Jim Wynorski (as Jay Andrews) and John Blush.
Starring Eric Roberts, Corbin Bernsen and Melissa Brasselle. BBFC link IMDb
Uncut and 18 rated  in the UK and worldwide, but a cut MPAA R rated version was released in the US only.

Summary Notes

When a series of unexplained vicious animal attacks strikes his community, Sheriff Jim Tanner and his assistant Barbara trace them back to a Dr. Hyde, a former military researcher whose government funding for a dinosaur cloning project was cut. When the Pentagon discovers Hyde obtained foreign backing to continue his experiments, they send in a strike team to save Tanner and Barbara and stop Hyde.

BBFC uncut
18 95:55s

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:
mpaa cut
MPAA R 81:45s
US: A cut version was released in the US with an R rating

The film was shortened and a Lorissa McComas sex scene was censored for an R rated version. This cut version was only distributed in the US. See pictorial cuts from

The Raspberry Reich

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The Raspberry Reich DVD

3:42s 18 90:24s 2004 German gay film by Bruce La Bruce

The BBFC cut the 2004 Peccadillo DVD with the following explanation: Distributor chose to remove clear and explicit images of sexual activity which could not be exceptionally justified by their context (some explicit images allowed to remain). An uncut R18 was available.

The uncut region 1 DVD is available at US Amazon
The uncut region 1 DVD is available via UK Amazon

Review from US Amazon : Fantastic

I saw this film in Greece, and I'm sure that the American version is probably a little softer than the European (original cut). But I'm not too sure. This film is fantastic! I cant stress that enough. the cinematography... and just the overall satirical and witty premise of the film is worth watching. I think I'm going to make a t-shirt that says: "Masturbation is Counter-Revolutionary!" This movie is so smart...

Rasputin: The Mad Monk

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Rasputin: The Mad Monk is a 1966 UK drama by Don Sharp.
With Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley and Richard Pasco. YouTube icon BBFC link IMDb

Cut by the BBFC for 1966 cinema release. the cuts persisted to VHS. Uncut for DVD. Uncut in the US

Summary Review: Pretty Good

The movie chronicles the events of history's man of mystery, Rasputin. Although not quite historically accurate and little emphasis is put on the politics of the day, Rasputin's rise to power and eventual assassination are depicted in an attempt to explain his extraordinary power and influence.

Noted for stunning visuals on a small budget and a good score but otherwise an average Hammer horror. Entertaining enough but won't stand up to repeated viewing.

12 cert

15 cert

87:52s UK: Passed 12 uncut for:

UK: Passed 15 uncut for:

US:  Uncut for:

BBFC cut
15 cert

X cert



UK: The cut cinema version was passed 15 without furtherr BBFC cuts for:
  • 1999 15 rated Warner VHS
  • 1995 15 rated Lumiere VHS
  • 1991 15 rated Castle VHS
UK: Passed X (16) after BBFC cuts for:
  • 1966 X rated cinema release

From IMDB. The BBFC cuts were:

  • the Rasputin/Sonia love scene was shortened to end on the shot of Rasputin tearing open the back of Sonia's dress. The uncut version continues the scene for another 20s climaxing as she gets into bed and Rasputin pulls the blanket off her (unseen) naked body.
  • Two shots were shortened in the scene in which Peter is disfigured by acid in order to remove close shots of Peter's scarred face.

Hammer films in 2012 are appealing for information about lost footage from:

  • an extended fight scene, saying that it was definitely filmed, but there is no known surviving materials. Film restorers have noted a burning log, that suddenly appears on the stone floor toward the end of the fight between Rasputin and Ivan (Francis Matthews),  a clear indication that there is definitely footage missing from this final fight
  • Also for footage from a scene depicting the suicide of Sonia, if it was ever filmed.

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6s 18 107:34s 1997 release thriller by John Johnson
Rats: Night of Terror

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  • Rats - Notte di terrore


92:48s Rats: Night of Terror is a 1984 Italy/France horror sci-fi by Bruno Mattei
With Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Geretta Geretta and Massimo Vanni. IMDb

UK: Passed 18 uncut for:

US: Uncut and MPAA Unrated for:

BBFC uncut 18 80:09s UK: A short version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 1986 Medusa VHS
Raw Meat Death Line is a 1972 UK horror by Gary Sherman.

See Death Line

Raw Target

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5s 18 87:43s 1998 release action by Tim Spring
Rawhead Rex

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  • Clive Barker's RawHeadRex - Er ist das Grauen

Rawhead Rex is a 1986 Ireland / UK / USA horror mystery fantasy by George Pavlou.
Starring David Dukes, Kelly Piper and Hugh O'Conor. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in the US for an MPAA R rating. The Unrated US release is uncut. Both version have been released in the UK nitially 18 uncut for 1987 VHS and then 15 uncut for 2018 Blu-ray. In the interim the R cut version was passed 15 for 2002 DVD.

Summary Notes

Ireland will never be the same after Rawhead Rex, a particularly nasty demon, is released from his underground prison by an unwitting farmer. The film follows Rex's cross country rampage, while a man struggles to stop it.

BBFC uncut





UK: Passed 15 uncut for strong gory violence, language, nudity for:

UK: Presumably the Unrated Version was passed 18 uncut for:

  • 1987 Vestron Video VHS

Germany:  uncut for:

BBFC uncut

mpaa cut




UK: A US R rated Version/re-edited version was passed 15 without BBFC cuts for:
  • 2002 Prism R2 DVD

See pictorial cuts details from . The US R Rated Version is cut by 17s as follows:

  • 0.5s missing of old man's head after being torn up.
  • 2.5s Man being bashed against a caravan is shortened by 2
  • 3s When Rawhead attacks a shooter the blood flowing from his mouth is missing
  • The remainder of the cut footage is of a burning cop

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Razorback is a 1984 Australia horror thriller by Russell Mulcahy.
Starring Gregory Harrison, Arkie Whiteley and Bill Kerr. BBFC link IMDb
Cut in Australia for an M rating and this cut version has then been distributed internationally.

Summary Notes

A vicious wild boar terrorizes the Australian outback. The first victim is a small child who is killed. The child's granddad is brought to trial for killing the child but acquitted. The next victim is an American TV-journalist. Her husband Carl gets there and starts to search for the truth. The local inhabitants won't really help him, but he is joined by a hunter and a female farmer to find the beast.

BBFC uncut

Australian Classification Board

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Australian Classification Board
M (PG-15)

90:39s UK: The M Rated Version was passed 18 without BBFC cuts for strong violence and horror for:
  • 2005 Anchor Bay R2 DVD at UK Amazon
  • 1986 Warner VHS
  • 1984 cinema release

See article from :

Cut for category in Australia to an M (advisory 15) rated cinema release. The M rated version was then distributed worldwide including Australia

4 scenes were removed:

  • Station Wagon death scene. Judy Morris is ripped apart inside her vehicle.
  • Waterhole Death Scene. Bill Kerr has his entire face bitten off while still screaming.
  • David Argue death Scene. The scene shows Argue being eaten while he vomits blood from his mouth.
  • Pet Pack attack scene. Gregory Harrison pierces the Monstrous Hog's jugular and is drowned in arterial spray.

The scenes were included as DVD extras on the subsequent Australia DVD release.

Australian Classification Board
  Australia: The film was original released uncut in Australia on 1984 R18+ rated VHS.
Razzia Razzia is a 2017 France / Morocco / Belgium drama by Nabil Ayouch.

See Banned International: Razzia


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